I refuse to call this THE list of best waffles in Singapore because my #1 may be your #100.. So this shall be OUR (mine and K’s) list of favourite (and awful) waffles in Singapore.
The idea for this actually started more than half a year ago, when I was suddenly enlightened by how good waffles in Singapore can be (I’m a food snob, only liking the ones from Belgium), thanks to the tasting at The Mayor of Tiny Town (which has sadly shut its doors). Since then, K and I began to have waffles for desserts (once, we went crazy and had them for dinner!) on a regular basis. It’s been fun but I’m glad the search is over since there’s only so much lousy carbs I can take and they go straight to my thighs, ick!
Okie, read on and let me know what’s your favourites too!
The waffles at Creamier are gorgeous!! Light batter, crisp exterior; one serving gets you two waffles, perfect for sharing. We’ve been back countless times — in fact, we were there for supper two nights back! — and the waffles have been consistently good. The generous scoops of ice cream are a plus too; our SOP flavours are pistachio (mine), sea salt gula Melaka (K’s) and either black sesame or earl grey lavender (mine most of the time hurhur).
belgian waffles with chocolate sauce and maple syrup ($4)
with ice cream (additional $2-$3.90 per scoop)
#01-835, 128 Toa Payoh Lorong 1
#2: Alfero Artisan Gelato
Alfero was initially not going to make it into my Top 3 because while the gelato is fantastic, the ready-made waffle we tried at the MacPherson main outlet was pale, sad and limp. But on a recent visit…
We found out that the waffle recipe (and shape) has changed! Freshly made on the spot now, it’s satisfying and a far cry from its uninspiring predecessor. Ever since the tasting session, I’ve been a huge fan of the pistachio gelato which imo, is the BEST in Singapore! Most Saturday nights, K and I will be at the Lorong Kilat branch (freaking far but that’s the only outlet that closes at midnight), happily getting high on sugar haha. I can’t wait to go back again!
plain waffle ($4)
with gelato (additional $3.50-$7.50 for 1-3 scoops)
#01-01, 21 Lorong Kilat
#01-37, 81 Mac Pherson Lane
#02-226A/B, Marina Square
#3: Scoop of Art
Don’t ask me why, but considering how near Scoop of Art is to my home, we really don’t go as often as we should. What I love most about its waffle is (weirdly) the tinge of saltiness — which I’ve yet to come across in all the waffles I’ve tried so far. The gelato is top-notch too; K likes milo (he’s old school) and I’d go for almond cranberry or green tea!
waffle with butterscotch or raspberry sauce ($3.50)
with gelato (additional $2-$3.80 per scoop)
#01-03, Marine Parade Community Club
278 Marine Parade Road
#4: Strangers’ Reunion
Buttermilk (the liquid left after butter has been churned) is said to be the not-so-secret ingredient that makes waffles extra light and fluffy, and it’s indeed so at Strangers’ Reunion! I really enjoyed the waffle here, especially when coated with creamy and slightly sourish yoghurt. While I appreciate the healthy touch, K thinks that’s too healthy and ice cream/gelato is a better companion~
buttermilk waffle with artisan greek yoghurt and fresh fruits ($8.50)
37 Kampong Bahru
#5: Salted Caramel
Before we discovered Alfero, Salted Caramel was our regular ice cream hangout for 2 reasons: 1. it closes very very late (2am on Friday and Saturday nights), and 2. the waffle and ice cream are good! It was one of my Top 3 early in the game, but sadly got ousted by the other even better places you see above.
homemade waffle with maple or chocolate syrup ($3.50)
with ice cream (additional $3-$7 for 1-3 scoops)
246G Upper Thomson Road
#6: The Daily Scoop
If this ain’t a post about waffles, The Daily Scoop would be higher up on the list. The waffle is okie-okie (read: normal) but I like their ice cream! Utterly Avocado, Hei! Sesame and Thai Chai are some of my favourites.
freshly baked waffle ($3.40)
with ice cream (additional $2-$3.20 per scoop)
#01-78, Chip Bee Gardens
43 Jalan Merah Saga
*from #7 onwards, the waffles belong to the “once is (more than) enough” category*
#7: Group Therapy Café
Errrr, this is one of the most over-rated waffles in the food blogsphere. So many raves about Group Therapy’s waffle, what’s up with that? Sure, it looks pretty but it’s also grossly sweet. Needless to say, we couldn’t finish it and I spied the waffle on the table beside us being left (more than half) untouched too. So it’s not just us, hmm…
belgian style waffle with vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce, fruits ($11.50+)
#02-01, 49 Duxton Hill
#8: Wimbly Lu
Read first sentence of #7 above. Bad waffle, pathetic servings of ice cream, that was my first and last time at Wimbly Lu. No more, tyvm.
waffle with butter and maple syrup ($6++)
with ice cream (additional $3++ to $5++ for single/double scoops)
15-2 Jalan Riang
For a café that specialises in waffles and names itself after waffles, Wafflelicious’s waffles are totally forgettable. We actually came here right after a waffle dinner at Salted Caramel (see #5 above) for a waffle dessert and unanimously agreed that the one across the road was nicer~
original / liege waffle ($3)
with gelato (additional $3.20-$3.60 per scoop)
215F Upper Thomson Road
K and I have this theory about Udders: it’s so popular and ever crowded because kids like booze in their ice cream, and Udders supplies this need with their heavy-handed alcohol-flavoured ice cream. Fair enough, to each his own. Still, I can’t help cringing at their below average waffle.. Chewy and dense, it’s exactly what I don’t like in my waffle.
plain waffle ($3.20)
with ice cream (additional $3.40-$5.40 per scoop)
155 Thomson Road